Following are select press articles that cover Canvas portfolio companies, as well as, a few non-Canvas companies on which boards our partners continue to serve.
September 12, 2017 |
Paul Hsiao Moderates the “The Future of AI Panel” at Mobile World Congress America
As the world transitions from manual, human controlled processes to an automated world, Artificial Intelligence has become a fundamental element of the transformation.
August 2, 2017 | TechCrunch
Hustle scores $8M to kill telemarketing with personalized texts
The potential to revolutionize both grassroots activism and corporate sales has won Hustle a new $8 million Series A led by existing investor Social Capital, whose founder Chamath Palihapitiya sits on Hustle’s board. That brings Hustle to over $11 million in funding to take the lessons it learned as Bernie Sanders’ texting tool for the 2016 presidential election and bring it to all kinds of organizations.
July 11, 2017 | TechCrunch
Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding
Transfix, which now employs 110 people, just closed on $42 million in Series C funding led by previous backer New Enterprise Associates, with participation from unnamed strategic investors with “strong ties to the retail and logistics world,” says the company.
June 29, 2017 | Fortune
This Hot Database Startup Just Snagged $50 Million in Funding
Kinetica, a startup that builds databases that harness fast graphical processing chips to perform everyday business applications, now has $50 million in new funding. The $50 million in Series A funding was led by Canvas Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners, with contributions from new investor Citi Ventures and existing backer Ray Lane of GreatPoint Ventures.
June 28, 2017 | VentureBeat
Platform9 raises $22 million to help enterprises manage hybrid clouds
Platform9, a startup that helps companies manage their cloud software deployments across on-premises data centers and the public cloud, announced today that it raised a $22 million series C round of funding. Canvas Ventures led the round, which also included participation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Redpoint Ventures, and Menlo Ventures.
June 15, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch
Zola is named a “Top-25 Tech Company to Watch.”
June 12, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
CrowdFlower Combines Crowdsourcing and Machine Intelligence
The startup has raised $20 million for its network of human contributors that assist with tedious data science tasks
June 7, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
How Apple’s Siri Lost Its Edge
Nimble competitors developed new voice-powered products for the home while Apple remained focused on its phone.
May 17, 2017 | Falk Marques Group: Interviews With Women in Private Equity
Timing is Everything: Rebecca Lynn on Becoming a VC & Lending Club’s Success
Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn had every intention of becoming a chemical engineer. But talent, luck and good timing took her down the path to VC. A chance meeting at an event resulted in a position at Morgenthaler Ventures. The market crash upended the lending space, making it the right time to back peer-to-peer lender Lending Club. And when the timing was right, Rebecca led Lending Club's IPO, the largest US technology IPO of 2014.
May 11, 2017 | New York Times
In Snap Inc.’s Tumble, Start-Ups See a Warning From Wall Street
In venture capital offices and at some start-ups across Silicon Valley, investors and entrepreneurs made Snap’s performance a subject of much talk — and their conclusions were not particularly positive. At Canvas Ventures, a venture capital firm in Portola Valley, Calif., one investor, Rebecca Lynn, said that Snap’s disappointing report was a powerful lesson to other start-ups.
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